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January cruise deals for up to 50% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

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When it comes to cruises, January is the best time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

It's right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April, and once it hits the halfway point of the season prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Get 50% off worldwide cruises, $1 deposits, up to $500 OBC and more!

Cruise deals that are available right now:

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Bookaway

Get 5% off site-wide with code

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Thailand, Vietnam, Peru, Greece, Chile and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes

Up to 50% off Australia holiday packages

Available on select dates until December 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Uniworld

Up to $4,000 off 2022 cruises and rail trips

Available on select travel dates when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include Russia, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 16% off 10-night all-inclusive New Zealand cruise with flight

Available on 19 February 2022. Includes one-way flight to Auckland and two-night pre-cruise hotel stay, onboard meals and more. Must purchase 2 packages. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect

Australia and New Zealand cruises from USD$228

Available on select dates in 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.

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CruiseDirect

Up to 71% off holiday cruises

Available on select cruises in 2021 and 2022 with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, MSC cruises and more. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore, Caribbean, Bahamas and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures

Up to 15% off marine tours

Available on trips in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Thailand, Galapagos, Cuba, Maldives, Greece, Croatia, Sri Lanka and more. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Cruise Lines

Up to $400 OBCs on worldwide cruises

Available on select voyages from 2021 - 2023 when you book a balcony, deluxe balcony, mini-suite or suite rooms. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, USA, Japan, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Cruise Lines

Up to $200 OBCs on cruises

Available on select voyages from 2021 - 2023 when you book an Interior or Oceanview stateroom. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect

3+ nights last-minute cruises from USD$180

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Caribbean cruise with MSC. Destinations include Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Alaska and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap O Air

Cruise from just USD$159

Book a cruise with CheapOair on select travel dates. Destinations include Bahamas, Caribbean, Mixico and more.

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Let's Ferry

Greece: 20% off trips with Blue Star Ferries

Available on economy class on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry

Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

Available on select travel dates for economy class. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Cruise Lines

South Pacific cruises from $1,639

Available on select cruises in 2021 - 2023. Destinations include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Hawaii and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar

Up to 50% off worldwide cruises

Available on select travel dates to Croatia, Greece, Egypt, London, Turkey, Italy, France and more.

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TourRadar

Up to 50% off river cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Egypt, London, Morocco, Jordan, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Brussels and more.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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24 Mar 2021 Get 5% off site-wide with code Fin****
24 Mar 2021 Up to 50% off Australia holiday packages ********
8 Apr 2021 Up to $4,000 off 2022 cruises and rail trips ********
7 Apr 2021 Up to 16% off 10-night all-inclusive New Zealand cruise with flight ********
6 Apr 2021 Australia and New Zealand cruises from USD$228 ********

Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for three months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.


Frequently asked questions about January cruise sales

How to find the best cruise deals

  • Be flexible. Booking in advance can help you save when booking a cruise. The further out your travel dates are, the more likely you'll be able to secure a deal with more options available, too. Consider booking outside of school holiday periods and peak season to avoid inflated prices.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your needs and travel style. Some cruises feature water slides and kids'clubs, whereas others feature themed dinners, spa experiences and cabaret shows that are enticing to a more mature audience. Check out our best cruises for your needs page to ensure you're booking a cruise that suits the needs of everyone you're travelling with.
  • Consider the deposit and cancellation policy prior to booking. A great deal can be enticing, but there are other factors to consider before you press "book now". Check the cruise lines website for the cancellation policy prior to booking to see how cancelling will affect your booking if you change your mind or if travelling during your selected dates is no longer viable.
  • Travel last minute. It may not be an option for everyone to travel on a whim, but it doesn't benefit a cruise line to sail with empty rooms. Look at departure dates coming up soon and look out for discounted deals. To get you feeling inspired, check out our curated list of the best places to cruise to in January.
  • Contemplate the deal. Cruise lines often offer deals that can be as trivial as offering free ice cream for the duration of your trip. It's better to look out for deals that include discounts on the cruise itself, free flights and onboard credits. Looking out for these deals will save you from spending money in other areas of your trip.
  • Stay inside. Booking an interior cabin can help you to save big. Although you will be giving up a room with a window, it's not a far walk to access panoramic ocean views from a deck.

Which cruise lines offer great deals?

  • P&O. You can secure $1 deposits and get up to $450 OBC by booking with P&O before the end of the month.
  • Holland America. You can save big with up to 45% off cruises with a free room upgrade and up to US$500 OBC in January.
  • Royal Caribbean. Book with Royal Caribbean and get up to 40% off cruises with US$400 OBC.
  • Uniworld. There's never been a better time to cruise solo thanks to Uniworld reducing their Single Supplement by 50%.

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